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Goodhart describes himself here as a “social democrat”, and the premise of Head Hand Heart is one that many on the left will sympathise with. Like Thomas Piketty, he is concerned by how the graduate/non-graduate divide has become the central basis of inequality in liberal democracies, while politics becomes a game played by and for knowledge elites. Like David Graeber, he is alert to how a surfeit of reliance on qualifications and bureaucracy has led to unnecessary labour. At the core of Head Hand Heart is one of the central problems of communitarian philosophy: how to distribute the social conditions of esteem and self-esteem more equally. … [Read more...] about Head Hand Heart by David Goodhart review – does getting a degree matter too much?
So how do you give small labels a chance, then, I ask. "We have a very strictly controlled set of rotations in terms of how much access labels have to anyone on the music or playlist team," Ergatoudis says. "This includes lots of bookable slots so that independents can just call us up and go 'we'd like to see you'. Of course, we have to tailor it to meet how much material there is. If you're Virgin or EMI, you have a lot of repertoire, so we'll give you more access than an independent with one project on the go." Nevertheless, as becomes clear in the meeting, the internet has diminished the power of pluggers in favour of stats about an artist's online popularity. "There's more music out there than there's ever been because it's cheaper to produce and distribute," says Ergatoudis. "And with the abundance of technology-based businesses, there are now more ways of finding out what is going on out there than ever before. There's nowhere to hide." … [Read more...] about Radio 1’s playlist secrets uncovered: the battle of the ‘brands’